St. Patrick’s Day originated in the 17th century as a celebration to commemorate the life of Saint Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland. Before the shamrocks, leprechauns, and gold coins, it was a minor religious holiday referred to by most as “Feast Day.” St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a holiday that features an abundance of green, celebratory parades, and – most importantly – a hearty feast. To start this year’s party off, we’ve crafted four St. Patrick’s Day recipes to keep you celebrating all day long.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. Breakfast wakes your body up and gives it the sustenance it needs to get through the morning. This St. Patrick’s Day, we’re starting the day off with these Carb-Conscious Spinach Pancakes. Made with our new Carb-Conscious Flapjack & Waffle Mix and a handful of spinach, each festive green stack of pancakes boasts 14 grams of net carbohydrates, 14 grams of protein, and 14 grams of fat — talk about a solid macro count! If you don’t have a bag of spinach, you can substitute in a different leafy green, frozen greens, or even just use food coloring to give your morning stack of pancakes a green St. Patrick’s Day glow. Top with a dollop of Greek yogurt, caramel sauce, and leprechaun gold sprinkles!
As the St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans begin, be sure to have a few Matcha Protein Balls on hand to keep hunger at bay throughout your celebration. This recipe features our nutrient-packed Kodiak Cakes Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Protein Balls Mix, nut butter, and matcha green tea powder. Matcha is derived from the Camellia sinesis tea plant and is commonly stone-ground into a powder that can be prepared as a drink or included in various recipes like these Matcha Protein Balls. Among the many health benefits found in matcha is its ability to help improve alertness and attention. So, not only is this snack the perfect afternoon pick-me-up when your stomach starts grumbling, but it will also help you stay awake, so you don’t miss out on any St. Patrick’s Day festivities. However, if you don’t have matcha readily on hand, you can make your own green tea powder by simply pulsing tea leaves in a spice grinder or blender until finely ground for similar nutritional benefits. This recipe can also be prepared without matcha for a delicious and filling mid-day snack.
Fish and chips are without a doubt a staple across the pond, but we’ve given it a Kodiak Cakes spin with this Baked Fish & Chips St. Patrick’s Day recipe. Traditionally dipped in flour, eggs, beer, and seasoning before it’s fried, we’re making this dish a tad healthier by replacing traditional flour with Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes and whole wheat breadcrumbs (find out how to make your own breadcrumbs at home here). This recipe also calls on the oven to do all the work, baking both the fish and potatoes to make a healthier basket of baked fish and chips. You can substitute any firm, flaky fish for cod in this recipe, or use chicken instead! If you don’t have buttermilk just laying around, regular milk, broth, or beer make for a great alternative. Serve this dish with your favorite tartar sauce for dipping.
End your St. Patrick’s Day on the right note with this recipe for Mint & Chip Bear Bite Dip. This dip only takes 15 minutes to make, so when you start running low you can have another batch ready to eat in a jiffy. For a healthier alternative, substitute cream cheese with equal parts ricotta cheese and plain, full-fat yogurt. Be sure to add a few drops of green food coloring to keep the St. Patrick’s Day theme running all through the night. Serve with Kodiak Cakes Chocolate Bear Bites.
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